CAHNR in the news

The New York Times ran a story about Connecticut’s encroaching bears.The article quoted Associate Professor Tracy Rittenhouse as saying that bears are moving into places where there is a “perfect mixture of forest and human houses.” Rittenhouse is on the faculty of natural resources and the environment. The Wall Street Journal included an article by […]

Meet alumna Mary Lou Viola

As a 1993 national championship UConn Women’s Rugby Club teammate and later the captain, alumna Mary Lou Viola knew the value of a try and a drop goal. She also experienced hard work when she and her fellow players swept up Gampel Pavilion after basketball games to raise travel money for rugby matches. Today, this […]

Study assesses nesting success of salt marsh bird

Research scientist Min Huang is conducting a multi-year study of the clapper rail, a salt marsh bird, designed to assess nesting success and adult survival rates of this declining species. The project is being conducted at Hammonasset State Park and the East River Marsh Complex, two of Connecticut’s larger and higher-quality remaining salt marshes. The […]

Meet alumnus Jordan Mazur

How many calories does a professional football lineman need each day? What should he eat to keep his 300-pound muscular frame in good condition? Jordan Mazur is the one who determines these nutritional choices for San Francisco 49ers players. According to nutritional sciences alumnus Mazur, a lineman needs about 4,000 to 5,000 calories of high-quality […]